Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Pre-purchase inspections are a vital part of buying a home. At Owner Inspections, you can book an inspector to check the home for many common issues and determine if the property is worth what the owners are asking.

When a professional building inspector inspects a property, you’ll receive a detailed report that notes any issues. The report will also detail an approximate cost, and you can use it to negotiate a better price, or you can decide to walk away from the deal altogether.

Pre-purchase inspections are a tool that all home buyers should use. Most buyers will only purchase a home one or two times in their life, and they may not notice some issues. A pre-purchase inspection is where a qualified inspector will assess the home and complete a thorough inspection.

 

A pre-purchase inspection can give the buyer a clear understanding of the property’s condition. You’ll find information in the report detailing the home’s condition. This information will include the issues found and estimates to correct the problem.

 

If you’re considering buying a home or commercial property, then a pre-purchase inspection can give you confidence in making the correct decision.

 

The cost of pre-purchase inspections is often tied to the size of the building and how long the inspection will take to complete. For example, a two-bedroom home usually costs less than a five-bedroom double-storey home.

Many buyers will consider the cost of pre-purchase inspections insignificant compared to the cost of a home. For example, if your inspection costs $600 on a property worth $600,000, the report is less than 0.001% of the property’s value. Not only that, but a report conducted by a professional team has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

 

Pre-purchase inspections will take 1-2 hours to complete, and you’ll receive a written same-day report. After you book with Owner Inspections, you can meet our inspector at the property location, or we can attend the site and inform you when the inspection is completed.

Pre-purchase inspections are usually completed when you’re buying a home. If you are negotiating on a property, having a completed inspection report will provide you with information to reduce your offer. For the small cost of a pre-purchase inspection, you’ll know what needs to be repaired and the estimated costs.

The report you get after your pre-purchase inspection will include the estimated repair costs, but you may prefer to get advice from builders in your area. Seeking advice from a professional team will give you all the information required to negotiate a better price for the property in question.

Buying a home can be a significant challenge, but the more information you have will help you avoid buying a property that could cost you thousands more than the initial purchase price. Building inspections should always be carried out before you sign any sales contract. After you sign a contract, it may not be possible to negotiate further, even if the house is riddled with issues.

Book with Owner Inspections for independent and professional pre-purchase inspections. Our team are highly qualified and can complete the inspection at a time that is suitable for you. Call our team on 1300 471 805 for a discussion on your property

Our qualified building inspector will examine for potential mould, safety hazards and plumbing issues. Structurally they will be able to identify any timber or steel frame hazards. They can check verandas, balconies, patio’s, decks, skylights, andany other areas of concern. Predominantly they will use their refined skills and initiative to scan and detect all potential defects so that you can either negotiate the cost of your new dwelling or reconsider your purchase. 

All of our inspectors are licenced and have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field, so they know exactly what to look for, picking up on details that buyers often miss when viewing a property. Ensuring that the building is complaint with all appropriate building codes for the safety or yourself and you loved ones.

An Australian Standard is an official document that outlines the correct procedures and specifications when conducting, providing, or designing a service or system. In this case, pre-purchase reports should be conforming to the requirements of the Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007. Our inspectors are trained and knowledgeable in this area and can provide you with expert and most accurate advice.

What is a pre-purchase inspection?

Pre-purchase inspections are a tool that all home buyers should use. Most buyers will only purchase a home one or two times in their life, and they may not notice some issues. A pre-purchase inspection is where a qualified inspector will assess the home and complete a thorough inspection.

A pre-purchase inspection can give the buyer a clear understanding of the property’s condition. You’ll find information in the report detailing the home’s condition. This information will include the issues found and estimates to correct the problem.

If you’re considering buying a home or commercial property, then a pre-purchase inspection can give you confidence in making the correct decision.

How much does a pre-purchase inspection cost?

The cost of pre-purchase inspections is often tied to the size of the building and how long the inspection will take to complete. For example, a two-bedroom home usually costs less than a five-bedroom double-storey home.

Many buyers will consider the cost of pre-purchase inspections insignificant compared to the cost of a home. For example, if your inspection costs $600 on a property worth $600,000, the report is less than 0.001% of the property’s value. Not only that, but a report conducted by a professional team has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

How long does a pre-purchase inspection take?

Pre-purchase inspections will take 1-2 hours to complete, and you’ll receive a written report in less than two days. After you book with Owner Inspections, you can meet our inspector at the property location, or we can attend the site and inform you when the inspection is completed.

When to do a pre-purchase inspection?

Pre-purchase inspections are usually completed when you’re buying a home. If you are negotiating on a property, having a completed inspection report will provide you with information to reduce your offer. For the small cost of a pre-purchase inspection, you’ll know what needs to be repaired and the estimated costs.

Can you negotiate after the building inspection?

The report you get after your pre-purchase inspection will include the estimated repair costs, but you may prefer to get advice from builders in your area. Seeking advice from a professional team will give you all the information required to negotiate a better price for the property in question.

Buying a home can be a significant challenge, but the more information you have will help you avoid buying a property that could cost you thousands more than the initial purchase price. Building inspections should always be carried out before you sign any sales contract. After you sign a contract, it may not be possible to negotiate further, even if the house is riddled with issues.

How do I get a property inspection report?

Book with Owner Inspections for independent and professional pre-purchase inspections. Our team are highly qualified and can complete the inspection at a time that is suitable for you. Call our team on 1300 471 805 for a discussion on your property.

What is included in the pre-purchase inspection?

Our qualified building inspector will examine for potential mould, safety hazards and plumbing issues. Structurally they will be able to identify any timber or steel frame hazards. They can check verandas, balconies, patio’s, decks, skylights, andany other areas of concern. Predominantly they will use their refined skills and initiative to scan and detect all potential defects so that you can either negotiate the cost of your new dwelling or reconsider your purchase. 

All of our inspectors are licenced and have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field, so they know exactly what to look for, picking up on details that buyers often miss when viewing a property. Ensuring that the building is complaint with all appropriate building codes for the safety or yourself and you loved ones.

What Is the Role of Australian Standards?

An Australian standard is an official document that outlines the correct procedures and specifications when conducting, providing, or designing a service or system. In this case, pre-purchase reports should be conforming to the requirements of the Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007. Our inspectors are trained and knowledgeable in this area and can provide you with expert and most accurate advice.

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Pre-Purchase Inspection

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Pre-Purchase Inspection

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Buying a new home involves putting your hard-earned money at risk. Protect your investment by having the property inspected before purchase. This allows you to see all the problems and defects so you can make an informed decision.


All of our inspectors are licenced and have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field, so they know exactly what to look for, picking up on details that buyers often miss when viewing a property.

What is Pre-Purchase building Inspections?

A pre-purchase building inspection is as the name suggests, a report carried out before a property is bought. A report prepared by an inspector will identify whether there are any significant building defects or problems. An inspector may compare the property inspected with buildings of similar age and construction.

A standard property report is not intended as a certificate of compliance of the property within the requirements of any Act, regulation, ordinance, or by-law, or, as a warranty or an insurance policy against problems developing with the building in the future.

What is the role of Australian standards?

Pre-purchase reports should be conforming to the requirements of the Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007. When a termite inspection report is undertaken it should comply with Australian Standard AS4349.3–2010.

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Lisa Skinner
Lisa Skinner
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I am absolutely thrilled with the professional service I ave received from the whole team at Owner Inspections. From Des who provided my initial quote, one that is far more competitive than any of the other 3 I got, to the team at bookings who have been responsive and flexible to my communications and requirements. Finally my actual on site inspector Ty has been professional with an excellent eye for detail. I can not recommend these guys highly enough, and firmly believe it is a very sound investment for my build. Thank you all so much. Lisa
Vishal Ranjan
Vishal Ranjan
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We hired them after a bit of research and recommendation from a friend, who also had great experience with them. They also advice you with proper response if builder pushes back on any of the rectification request. Our experience with them is pleasant and I believe their service is value for money. They are professional, very responsive and respond to queries promptly.
Nagaraj A.H
Nagaraj A.H
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They have done extremely well by identifying all the faults. Professional and very friendly! I would like to choose them all the time! I have done multiple house inspections while searching for the house and always my go to inspectors for all the building inspections....Cost is also reasonable and competitive. Also helped in allocating resources during the given time, since existing tenant has given some odd timings.

Special thanks once again, for doing a great job from Owner inspection company side on my inspections.
Trevayne
Trevayne
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Highly recommend owner inspections as your private inspector. They were very helpful and informative from the get go and always responded to any queries very promptly, even after business hours. Their price was very competitive and had a few perks that other companies didn’t have. Will definitely use them in future! Thanks guys
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
Tofique Tambawala
Tofique Tambawala
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I recently got the pre pour slab steel review done. The process was really smooth. The inspector was very friendly and explained everything nicely. Report was nice with photographs. And there was good support after as well for defect fixes
Hariharan V
Hariharan V
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I’ve really had a pleasant experience with Owners Inspection. First of all Des has been wonderful calm and patient in answering all my queries and Yilmaz has been excellent with the inspection done. Got the report very next day morning and most of the corrections were already done. Would certainly recommend.
mary ann cortez
mary ann cortez
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They have high quality reports. I am building with Carlisle Homes and they acknowledge their reports. No issues. Very easy to deal with. Highlights will be the customer service and timely reports. I availed all Stages inspection and it is worth it especially if you do not have A) time B) know how in construction.
khyati dogra
khyati dogra
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The frame inspection was professionally carried out. The inspector was quite meticulous and did a great job. The report was detailed to pick up the defects. My partner and I are satisfied with the service provided.
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
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